The AroundTown section of the Clipper-Herald is to notify the public of upcoming events and to publicize pertinent information from individuals, groups or service organizations.


The children of Orvel Vollmer are requesting a card shower for his 90th birthday on May 27. Cards may be sent to Orvel Vollmer, c/o Avamere, 1811 Ridgeway Dr., Room 56, Lexington, NE 68850.

The family of Phyllis Hauptmeier is hosting an open house in honor of her 80th birthday. A cake and punch celebration will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington. Those unable to attend may send her a card to: 104 Clinic Dr., Overton, NE 68863. No gifts, please.

The family of Jeannie Homan is hosting a retirement party in her honor on June 1, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Grand Generation Center, 407 East 6th St., Lexington.

Ferne Mingus a former Lexington resident for many, many years will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an Open House on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Cotner Condominium Community Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., in Lincoln, NE 68805. Cards can be sent to the same address.

The 70 year class of 1949 will be one of those honored at this year’s Alumni Banquet. Tickets are on sale at U Save Pharmacy through June 12. For more information contact Marilyn Kring, 308-324-4847 or Dan Tomasek, 308-324-2759.


The Nebraska Passport books are available at the Clipper-Herald office, 114 West 5th, Lexington.

Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. May 25: Free Dance, honoring Janice, Marjo, Kenneth and other volunteers, Country Flair, Jim, Curt, Eddy, Jim, Roger.

A Car Show will be hosted by the Dawson County Historical Museum on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no registration fee and all vehicles are welcome. Contact Wayne Howard for information 308-325-6895.

Johnson Lake EMS will celebrate National EMS week Saturday, May 25, 2019 with a 9:00 a.m. 5 K Walk. A free will offering lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

The Overton Alumni Association annual banquet will be Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Overton School gym at 6:00 p.m. Honor classes are graduates from years ending in “9,” i.e. 1959, 1969, 1979, etc. However all graduates are invited to attend. This will be the 120th banquet. Tickets are $25 and are available at First Security Bank in Overton, Alyce Bauer, P. O. Box 218, Overton NE 68863 or Marlene Blythe, 10596 Westside Rd, Overton, NE 68863 (308-987-2205). Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019.

Boating Safety Certification, Johnson Lake EMS Training Center, Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Required for any motorboat operator born after 12-31-1985 – including operators of personal watercraft. Visit for additional information. Pre-registration required: 308-627-3895 or email Sponsored by Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Robb Cemetery Association annual meeting will be Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery. For more information call Mike Jeffrey, 308-324-3576.

A fund raiser for Tim Rios, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Squamous Cell Carcinoma, is planned Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12-4 p.m., at JD’s, 2023 1st Ave., Kearney. Lunch will be available with a free will donation, as well as a silent auction, raffle items and a bake sale. All funds raised will be used to help defray medical costs, travel expenses and loss of income for day to day expenses. For more information or to donate an auction item, contact Kelly, 308-325-0467, Chris, 308-325-0729 or Michelle, 308-627-7157. For updates and auction item sneak peeks see the Facebook event page, “Fundraiser for Tim Rios Fight Against Cancer!”

“Ladies Day Kick Off” will be at Lakeside Golf Club on June 4 at 6 pm. Please bring your ideas so we can make Ladies Social Day a fun experience.

The Dysart Family will present a Gospel Music Concert Friday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Lexington Berean Bible Church, 6th and Madison St., Lexington. Contact Pastor Tom, 308-324-3095 for more information. A free will offering will be received.

The Plum Creek Quilter’s Guild is hosting a June Guest Night on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Generation Center, 407 E. 6th St. Marilyn McGahan of North Platte will be the guest speaker. PCQG members will also have quilts on display.

The 2019 Welcome Back, Orange and Black Alumni Parade will be Saturday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m. downtown Lexington. Honored classes, businesses, churches, civic groups and individuals are welcome to participate. Call the chamber office at (308) 324-5504 for a registration form or email

The 128th Annual Lexington Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Lexington High School west gym. All classes ending in “9” will be recognized but everyone is welcome to come. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at U-Save Gifts. If you have questions please call Brian Edeal, president at 308-325-2007 or Marilyn (Kleint) Hueftle, secretary at 308-746-1743.

The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Parent-Child Center is seeking volunteers to help sort the many donations we receive. Please contact the office at 308-324-2336 for more information on how you can help.

The Dawson County Democrats meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Wilson Public Library in Cozad, located at 910 Meridian Ave.

WIC Clinic Sites, Dawson County: Lexington – Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Building, 931 W. 7th St., Tuesday through Thursday the first 4 full weeks for each month. Call 308-324-6212 for an appointment. WIC Clinic Sites, Dawson County: Cozad – Parkview Building, 120 E. 9th, Monday, June 3. Gothenburg – American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Monday, June 10.

Events at the Lexington Grand Generation Center - Public Bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. Must be 18 to play. For questions call 308-324-2498. Homemade Pretzel Baking on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cost to purchase pretzels is .50/pretzel, $6.00/dozen. Purchase and/or come help roll.

RYDE Transit - Public Transportation is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a ride in Dawson County or Lexington call 308-324-3670. Public Transportation is easy to ride and open to everyone.

The Glenn Hawks Service Building, 801 West Vine, will offer disposal of trash the third Saturday of the following months: June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to noon. There are recycling bins for cardboard, plastic and paper. There is a one dollar charge for appliances. Hazardous Waste materials will NOT be accepted and NO construction debris, such as shingles, drywall or concrete. Tree limbs, grass and garden debris must go to the Compost site on East Walnut. Fines will be issued for those disposing of furniture, mattresses or wood. This service is for Lexington residents only!


The Lexington Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 26, 2019 and Monday, May 27, 2019. The library will be open on Saturday, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Have a safe and fun weekend!

Register now for the Children’s Summer Reading program at the Lexington Public Library. Visit the Children’s desk to register and to pick up a calendar of events. Join us for a “Universe of Stories” this summer!

Lexington Public Library’s next “Booked for Lunch” will feature the Gypsy Cowbelle presenting “Mare’s Tales.” On Thursday, May 30, 2019 we will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a light lunch followed by the presentation at 12 noon. If you would like to join us for lunch, let us know by visiting the library or calling the library at 308-324-2151.

Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. Rascal Martinez will be performing at the Lexington Public Library. “Rascal’s music channels a mix of rockabilly, folk, and country, with a subtext of Latin melodies and his vocals come up out of the Nebraska plains like a cool summer swell.” Rascal enjoys writing his own songs, but also appreciates performing the 50s and 60s timeless hits along with other genres. The Friends of the Library will serve refreshments following the program.

Summer Reading begins on Monday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. with “Jammin’ Randy.” This live show is for the entire family. Kids will love his energy, fun songs, and the variety of instruments he plays, including guitar and all sorts of hand percussion instruments. Kids love being active participants in songs, and the audience is as much a part of the show as Randy.

The Lexington Public Library’s “Novel Stitchers” meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. If you enjoy stitching--knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project--join us at the library for two hours of stitching and visiting. We will meet on Tuesdays, May 28 and June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. We would love to have you join us.

The Wilson Public Library has weekly drop in Story Time on Mondays from 5:30-6:00 pm and Fridays from 11:00-11:30 am. Join us for a story followed by a craft or activity. For preschool ages 3-6 with an adult. Toddler Times are Fridays from 10:15-10:45. Enjoy a story and time with other toddlers. For ages 0-2 with an adult. No registration required.


Exercise room is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Every Sunday the Center is available for rent.


GGC Closed: Memorial Day


12:45 p.m. - Pinochle and Pool

1:00 p.m. - Foot Clinic


9:15 a.m. - Go4Life

12:45 p.m. - Cards

1:00 p.m. - FROG

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Cookies

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training


Homemade bread everyday. Choice of skim, 2% or chocolate milk. No reservations needed except for large groups. Serving time: 11:30 a.m.


GGC Closed: Memorial Day


Porcupine Meatballs, Potato Casserole, Beets and OJ, Mandarin Oranges


Hamburger Casserole, Fresh Sweet Potatoes, Wax Beans, Plums


AA/NA: open meeting Friday nights at 7 p.m. at Plum Creek Mall at Two Bridges Counseling, 513 N. Grant St., Suite 3a, Lexington.

Westside Group: AA/NA open meeting on Monday and Wednesday nights at separate locations at 8 p.m. Monday night meetings at First Christian Church, 1206 N. Erie St. in Lexington. Wednesday nights at Community Health Center (west of hospital) 1600 W. 13th St. in Lexington.

AA Elwood: at 8 p.m. on Sundays at United Methodist Church, 601 Rush in Elwood. Contact: 785-3567 (Tom).

Al-Anon meets Mondays, 8 p.m. at the LexChristian Church, 13th & Erie; Thursdays, noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 105 E. 17th, use office door. For more information call 308-651-0143, 308-324-2288.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, non-smoking: at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Ann’s Catholic Church basement, 301 E. Sixth St.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, non-smoking - Smithfield: At 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Hope Lutheran Church, 74098 Road 436 in Smithfield. Call 785-3567 or 472-3376.

American Legion in Lexington meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.

Celebrate Recovery: a 12-step, anonymous program helping participants overcome any hurts, habits, addictions or hang-ups. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays at Parkview Baptist Church’s Refuge (Parkview South Campus), 1105 Park St.. Contact: 308-324-4410.

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Public Immunization Clinic, 1st & 3rd Mondays every month: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. by appointment at 931 West 7th St., Lexington. Clinics serve ages 2 months - 18 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult, previous vaccination records required. Contact 308-865-1352 ext. 143.

Dawson/Gosper County CASA: seeking Volunteers. CASA Volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life, who advocate through the court system in the interests of children. Contact 324-7364.

Grupo Lexington AA (Spanish Speaking) open meeting Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m., at 114 West 6th St. in Lexington.

The Lexington Lions Club meets the 4th Monday every month at the Lexington Grand Generation Center.

Lexington Rotary Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Lexington Public Library at noon. For more information or to join call 308-325-7006.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meetings are held the second Thursday each month at 2 p.m. in the education room at the Community Health & Fitness Center (1600 W. 13th, Lexington) For more information contact Dixie Menke at 308-325-5350 or 308-784-4022 or Brenda Bierman at 308-324-2523 or 308-325-9216.

SMART Recovery meets at St. Peter’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, 905 East 13th St., Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets every second Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1616 W. 39th St., in Kearney. For more information contact Carol Rowedder at 308-237-2635.

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